Mapping the Archive
Ten poets selected for Introductions | Five poets selected for Céadlínte Éigse Éireann 2022
POSTPONED: Doire Press launch of three new titles by Nithy Kasa, Amanda Bell, and David Butler.
2022 Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition is open to entries
The Poemathon with Older People, which captures the thoughts and imaginings of older people right now in society, has been unveiled
Poetry Ireland announces guest editor appointments for Poetry Ireland Review and Trumpet.
Video: Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland
Issue 135 of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Colette Bryce, features new poems from Róisín Tierney, Colm Tóibín, Tara Bergin, Louis de Paor, Neetha Kunaratnam, Scott McKendry, Lianne O'Hara, and many others. Books reviewed in this issue include the latest titles from James Harpur, Kayo Chingonyi, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, and Mary O'Donnell, along with the debut collections from Audrey Molloy, Victoria Kennefick, Aoife Lyall, and Gail McConnell.
In essays, Vona Groarke takes WB Yeats's 'A Prayer for my Daughter' to task, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin recounts the personal and political revelations that form the backdrop to her latest collection, The Poison Glen.
Poem of the week
They wander the streets with me, searching
for a steering wheel, a trolley, a pram, a hand.
I give them the edge of my scarf, the belt
on my coat, the button on my lapel, stuff them
in my pockets to burrow in the debris of home
receipts from that new old-fashioned sweet shop
wet wipes used for sticky fingers or muddy hands
tags from new toys, tickets, coins. But it is no use.
Skin cracked, knuckles raw, fingertips barbed
like fishhooks from bottles plunged and scrubbed
in scalding water, my hands will not rest until